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John Olumba
John Olumba.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Michigan State Senate, District 2
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Michigan House of Representatives, District 3
In office
January 1, 2011- present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyIndependent
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
J.D.Northern Illinois University College of Law
Personal
BirthdayJuly 12, 1981
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Olumba (b. July 12, 1981) is an Independent member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He switched his party affiliation from Democratic to Independent on February 19, 2013.[1] For his 2014 re-election campaign, Olumba filed as a Democrat.[2]

Biography

Olumba earned his bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan. He was then admitted to Northern Illinois University College of Law. He has also studied British Law at the University College of London.

His professional experience includes interning with the firm of Brookins & Wilson before choosing to pursue lawmaking.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Olumba served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Insurance
Oversight, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Olumba served on the following committees:

Issues

Voting record details

Elections

2014

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See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Bert Johnson defeated Georgia Lemmons, Taras Nykoriak and John Olumba in the Democratic primary. Mark Price was unopposed in the Republican primary. Johnson defeated Price and Jeff Hall (I) in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Michigan State Senate, District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBert Johnson Incumbent 71.6% 41,452
     Republican Mark Price 24.8% 14,354
     Independent Jeff Hall 3.6% 2,088
Total Votes 57,894

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Olumba won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 3. He defeated Veronica Brown, Christopher Alan Owens, and incumbent Jimmy Womack in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Dolores Broderson (R) and Louis M. Novak (G) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[8]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olumba Incumbent 95.9% 33,938
     Republican Dolores Broderson 2.9% 1,029
     Green Louis Novak 1.2% 436
Total Votes 35,403

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Olumba won election to the District 5 seat in 2010. He defeated Shahab Ahmed, Abdul Algazali, Terry Catchings, Carmen Davis, Anthony Ewell, Burgess Foster, Abu Mafuz, DeAmo Murphy, Vanessa Peake, William Phillips, Akm Rahman, LaTrello Sephers, Sigmunt Szczepkowski Jr. and Robert Zwolak in the August 3 Democratic primary. He faced Jermain Jones (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9][10]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 5 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Olumba (D) 11,763
Jermain Jones (R) 779
Muhammad Alim (I)

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Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Olumba is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Olumba raised a total of $43,084 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[11]

John Olumba's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 3 Won $27,501
2010 Michigan State House, District 5 Won $14,486
2008 Michigan State House, District 5 Defeated $1,097
Grand Total Raised $43,084

2012

Olumba won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Olumba raised a total of $27,501.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Olumba's campaign in 2012
Olumba, John$13,697
DFER$4,750
DTE Energy$1,700
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$1,029
AFSCME$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$27,501
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Olumba won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Olumba raised a total of $14,486.

2008

Olumba lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Olumba raised a total of $1,097.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[12]

January 2011 - March 2012

John Olumba received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[12]

Personal

Olumba and his wife, Charsha, have three daughters.[13]

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See also

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Bert Johnson (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 5
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Fred Durhal, Jr. (D)
Preceded by
Alberta Tinsley Talabi (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 3
2013–present
Succeeded by
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